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superdad

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I have recently defragged my HDD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 DMA HDD) and now when I reboot my PC I get the following error:

Disk boot failure, insert system disk

My OS is WINXP Home Edition SP2. I can't boot up my PC at all now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Dead hard drive most likely. Not caused directly by the art of defragmentation.

Assuming you go into BIOS and double-check that the computer is set to boot from the hard drive then you will need to replace the drive and put a new copy of Windows on it.
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Did you check to see if Hard drive is first, if its not you can set it first but are there any floppies / CD's in the computer?
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I just unplugged the power for about a minute and the plugged it back in and turned on the PC and it booted up ok. Very weird!
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